New Canada, Maine

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Population in 2010: 321.
Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 
Males: 173  (53.9%)
Females: 148  (46.1%)
Median resident age:

41.3 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04743.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,683 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
New Canada:

$56,683
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,261 (it was $15,415 in 2000)

New Canada town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $124,866 (it was $72,200 in 2000)
New Canada:

$124,866
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $129,889; detached houses: $136,408; townhouses or other attached units: $121,483; in 2-unit structures: $139,649; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $36,929; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,202; mobile homes: $56,131; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $64,296
March 2019 cost of living index in New Canada: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in New Canada, ME (2010)
    • 30394.4%White alone
    • 113.4%Two or more races
    • 61.9%Hispanic
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

Races in New Canada detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: French (53.9%), French Canadian (33.3%), United States (5.6%), English (4.6%), Irish (2.0%), Swedish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/26/1976

Land area: 35.8 square miles.

Population density: 9.0 people per square mile   (very low).

18 residents are foreign born (5.9% North America).

This town:

5.9%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
New Canada town:

1.0% ($729)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (258.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (359.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (513.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Wallagrass, ME (2.4 miles ),
Fort Kent, ME (2.4 miles ),
St. Agatha, ME (3.0 miles ),
Frenchville, ME (3.0 miles ),
Eagle Lake, ME (3.1 miles ),
Madawaska, ME (3.8 miles ),
St. Francis, ME (4.1 miles ),
Grand Isle, ME (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 47.19 N, Longitude: 68.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in New Canada, ME in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 New Canada, ME residents
Average permit cost in New Canada, ME
Most common industries in New Canada, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (23.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.1%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.2%)
  • Wood products (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (24.7%)
  • Wood products (9.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (40.3%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Social assistance (8.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in New Canada, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.2%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (11.1%)
  • Child care workers (11.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)

Average climate in New Canada, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

New Canada, Maine average temperatures New Canada, Maine average precipitation New Canada, Maine humidity New Canada, Maine wind speed New Canada, Maine snowfall New Canada, Maine sunshine New Canada, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

New Canada-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.0 miles away from New Canada center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 312.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 360.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 197.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 296.1 miles away from New Canada center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near New Canada:

  • FOREST HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FORT KENT, ME)
  • NORTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; FORT KENT, ME)
  • HIGH VIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MADAWASKA, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Canada:

  • University of Maine (about 159 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 164 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 192 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 207 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 252 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 259 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 259 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

Points of interest:

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Cemetery: Holy Family Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: California Pond (A), First Lake (B), Second Lake (C), Sly Brook Lakes (D), Third Lake (E), Daigle Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fall Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Aroostook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in New Canada and their reported violations in the past:

THE HIDEAWAY (Population served: 141, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

76.5%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

13.0%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.6%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

For population 15 years and over in New Canada:

Marital status in New Canada, ME
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in New Canada:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for New Canada, ME (based on Aroostook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Aroostook County:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Aroostook County:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

2.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.43% ($40,241 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.17% ($32,023)
from York County, ME  0.08% ($41,350)


3.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,105 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.58% ($33,912 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($37,827)
to York County, ME  0.25% ($35,172)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Canada:

  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Canada:

  • WMEF (106.5 FM; FORT KENT, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WCXX (102.3 FM; MADAWASKA, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUFK (92.1 FM; FORT KENT, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • W276AY (103.1 FM; FORT KENT, ME; Owner: CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around New Canada:

  • W17BN (Channel 17; MADAWASKA, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB1ZCT, Licensee ID: L01755900, Grant Date: 12/28/2012, Expiration Date: 12/28/2022, Certifier: Lee J Daigle, Registrant: Lee J Daigle, 1817 Caribou Road, New Canada, ME 04743

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Canada, ME
  • 69.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Canada, ME
  • 75.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.0%Wood


New Canada compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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